I am a freelance artist based at Derby Arboretum Park. From here and home I share my time between fine art, design and community projects.
My own work is primarily drawing based using charcoal and inks. I believe that undertaking artists residencies both nationally and internationally are a great way to create new work and experience other cultures. This aspect of my working life has led me to work in partnership with the park manager and create artists residency opportunities in the Arboretum Orangery.
I’m also committed to arts projects within the community, especially with people who have experienced mental health issues. I believe that the naturally therapeutic value of arts is highly valuable , especially within a social context.
I am a co founder and lead artist of arts and wellbeing organisation All Being Well which operates both on the park and within the Erewash region.